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Remembering A Life Lived



Mary J. Buckner

July 14, 1952 ~ October 16, 2018 (age 66)

Mary J. Buckner 66 of Carmi, passed away Tuesday morning October 16, 2018 at her home. She was born July 14, 1952 in Herald, the daughter of Luther and Florence (Meredith) Hoy. She was married to James Buckner.

Mary worked most of her life in Housekeeping mostly at Wabash Christian Village. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, James; sons, Michael Yates and Kenneth Renshaw; daughters, Michele (Ed) Newman and Theresa (Don) Pollard; grandchildren, Brady, Bryan and Jarrett Pollard; Kelli, Kristian, Kurtis and Lexxy Newman; and Alecia and Shyanne Yates; great-grandson, Noah Goodwin; brother, Donnie (Jennie) Jordan and sister, Wava Burnett. She was preceded in death by her brother, James Hoy and sisters, Joanne James, Donna Sluder and Agnes Rodgers.

Visitation for Mary will be held from 5-7 on Wednesday October 17, 2018 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi. Online condolences may be left at

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